Directed Research

  • Course Type: Undergraduate Course
  • Semester Offered: Summer
Course Number: 
OPTI 492
Distance Course: 
Course Description: 
As participants in an REU program, undergraduate students are matched with faculty mentors in the field of study that the students wish to pursue in graduate school. Under the directed supervision of their faculty mentor, the students conduct research for 10 weeks. Students either assist with ongoing research or create their own independent projects under their mentor’s guidance.
Nasser Peyghambarian
External Instructor(s): 
Allison Huff, College of Optical Sciences; various UA faculty
Course Syllabus: 
Academic Integrity

According to the Arizona Code of Academic Integrity, “Integrity is expected of every student in all academic work. The guiding principle of academic integrity is that a student’s submitted work must be the student’s own.” Unless otherwise noted by the instructor, work for all assignments in this course must be conducted independently by each student. Co-authored work of any kind is unacceptable. Misappropriation of exams before or after they are given will be considered academics misconduct.

Misconduct of any kind will be prosecuted and may result in any or all of the following:

  • Reduction of grade
  • Failing grade
  • Referral to the Dean of Students for consideration of additional penalty, i.e., notation on a student’s transcript re: academic integrity violation, etc.
Students with Learning Disabilities

If a student is registered with the Disability Resource Center, he/she must submit appropriate documentation to the instructor if he/she is requesting reasonable accommodations.

The information contained in this syllabus may be subject to change with reasonable advance notice, as deemed appropriate by the instructor.